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Law enforcement across the country are bracing for possible protests ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday. Locally, no specific threats have been reported, but officials remain on guard. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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Navajo Nation health officials say there’s now uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in 75 communities on the reservation.

Victor Leshyk and Katharyn Duffy

A new study published last week shows Earth’s ecosystems are fast losing their ability to soak up extra carbon from the atmosphere. Scientists collected data about how plants take up carbon all over the globe and found the warming planet could reach a critical tipping point in the next two or three decades, when many ecosystems no longer act as “sinks” for carbon and become sources instead. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with lead author Katharyn Duffy of Northern Arizona University about her findings.

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The U.S. Forest Service has released the final environmental review for a controversial land exchange in Arizona.

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The U.S. Forest Service plans to begin a controversial land swap Friday that’ll pave the way for a copper mine in central Arizona that'll be one of the largest in the nation. A tribal group, however, has filed a series of legal actions to block the move. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.